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Joyce Falconer

Biography films and other television appearances of Aberdonian actress Joyce Falconer who was born in Torry Aberdeen

Actress Joyce Falconer was born in Torry, Aberdeen, Scotland. Being a Torry quinne she speaks with a broad Aberdonian accent, which was happily unchanged for her appearances as Roisin in BBC soap drama River City which is set in Glasgow.

She was educated at Torry Academy and after several local jobs, which included selling pies at Pittodrie Stadium, home of Aberdeen Football Club, she attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Drama and Music at Glasgow. Other local jobs included working at His Majesty's Theatre (HMT) as front of house staff. She soon appeared on stage when she played Annie Oakley in the Stars of Tomorrow. This was the first appearance by Joyce Falconer actress at HMT. More small parts followed including singing in the choir of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat whilst a pupil at Torry Academy. In December 2006, now a well known star throughout Scotland and the world, she returned home to play Cinderella in the panto at HMT.

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Joyce Falconer Actress

As an actress Joyce Falconer soon got parts in many Scottish and UK television productions and dramas including Taggart, Take The High Road and Finney.

The Tale O' Fanny Cha Cha

As part of the play, a pie and a pint, The Lemon Tree hosts the play she writes and stars in, The Tale O' Fanny Cha Cha, from Tuesday 29 April to Saturday 3 May 2014.

The Wizard of Never Woz

She stared as the Wicked Witch in the 2012 Pavilion Theatre Glasgow pantomime The Wizard of Never Woz from 28 November 2012 to 19 January 2013.


She appeared as a sadistic nurse in the STV Hogmanay 2010 programme /comedy.

Beyond The Bothy

Beyond The Bothy was a documentary she hosted about the traditions of the Bothy Ballads. She took part in the Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions competition. Beyond The Bothy was broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on the 23 July 2010.

In 1993 she was in the film The Hawk as the character of a woman in a Capri car.

From 1994 to 1996 she was a regular in comedy medical drama Cardiac Arrest. She played Staff Nurse Tricia 'Whitcoat' Williams.

In 1995 she appeared in the Taggart episode Black Orchid as Frances Shaw.

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In 2002 she starred in the new Scottish soap River City and was one of the original line up characters. She played Roisin McIntyre who worked in the tanning salon. Her character won the lottery and fell in love with her roguish boss, Raymond Henderson (played by Paul Samson). During filming she kept her gorgeous Aberdonian accent.

Oor Hoose

She took to the stage in September 2009 in the production of OOr Hoose by James Barclay who also wrote The Bigot and Paras Over The Barras. Other stars of Oor Hoose included Billy Armour, Billy Riddoch, Nicola Park Douglas Sannachan and Carolyn Calder. Oor Hoose was produced and directed by Iain Gordon and was staged at The Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.

Doric DVD

In 2005 Joyce Falconer along with Aberdonian comedian Patrick Wight helped to create a Doric DVD for school children and teachers.

National Theatre of Scotland

In 2009 she toured with the National Theatre of Scotland where her role was Corbie in the production of Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off. She also performed in the children’s show Our Teacher’s A Troll.


In December 2006 she played the Fairy Godmother in the Cinderella pantomime at His Majesty's Theatre.

In 2007 she appeared in the panto Cinderella at the Pavilion in Glasgow where she played the Baroness opposite Aberdeen's favourite loon Cameron Stout as Prince Charming.

In 2009 she starred as Kitty Cat in the pantomime production The New Magical Adventures of Pinocchio at the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow, Scotland. Stephen Purdon starred as Pinocchio, Dean Park as Geppetto, Cat Harvey as the Blue Fairy and Des McLean as Jimmy Cricket. For more information visit

A New Sang

She returned to the City to perform her one woman show A New Sang at the Aberdeen Arts Centre on Friday 13 April 2007.

She is available as an after dinner speaker and is popular in America and Canada where she has spoken and entertained after Scottish events and Burns Suppers.

In 2007 she judged the EE Happy Tots 2007 contest along with local model and Miss Great Britain winner Rachael Tennent.

In 2007 Torry Quine Joyce Falconer returned to her native Aberdeen City to take part in Tartan Day on Saturday 4 August 2007. It was named Tartan Day at the Terrace.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In August 2007 Joyce Falconer wrote and took part in her first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show called A Guid Scots Tongue at the Edinburgh Greenside Venue which was a Doric humour monologue with Doric poetry and songs.

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